Sacrament of Marriage

On behalf of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church parish, we extend our congratulations to you on your upcoming wedding and marriage. It is our hope that your marriage will bring you blessings throughout your lives. The staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Church is happy to assist you in these preparations at this important time in your life together.

Parishioners celebrating their 50th Anniversary

Upon submitting your intention of marriage a pamphlet is presented to you in order to guide you through the process of marriage preparation required by the Catholic Church. Wedding arrangements are certainly necessary and important but we hope that you will not lose sight that Marriage is a Sacrament – a sacred sign of your love for each other in Christ. Christ abundantly blesses your love. He enriches and strengthens you to undertake the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity.

Please accept our prayers and sincere best wishes for a happy wedding and a joyous married life.

Marriage Preparation Class for Engaged Couples

God’s Plan for a Joy-filled Marriage is a marriage preparation course offered by the Office of Family Life. This three session course offers engaged couples a beautiful understanding of God’s plan for sacramental marriage and human sexuality in the beauty of the Church’s vision of marriage, as proclaimed by Pope John Paul II in his writings of “The Theology of the Body”, along with “A Decision to Love” workbook, group discussions and an NFP Introduction presented by our certified NFP instructors. The course offers the guidance and ground-work to assist the engaged couple in marriage preparation.

To register or for more information please call: The Office of Family Life: 860-889-8346 ext.283.

Dates for 2014: Fri. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 2014 6:30pm-9:00pm— St. Joseph Church Hall, 11 Baltic Rd., Occum
Cost: $50.00 per couple

Engaged Encounter Weekend

Planning a wedding? One of the most important parts of your wedding planning is your marriage preparation program. Engaged Encounter is a weekend-long program and meets all the aspects of marriage preparation required by the Diocese.

The Engaged Encounter begins about 7:30 PM on Friday even-ing, and concludes about 2 PM on Sunday afternoon.
The cost of the entire weekend is determined by the loca-tion, and includes two nights lodging and four meals. Early sign-up for a weekend is highly recommended. You may attend an Engaged Encounter Weekend anywhere in the US.

For more information or to register, please call 860.536.8665 or visit the website below.

Early registration is advised.
www.engagedencounter.org.